Crime Scene Investigation


  • Jacqueline Fish
  • Larry Miller
  • Michael Braswell
  • Michael Braswell

Crime Scene Investigation offers an innovative approach to learning about crime scene investigation, taking the reader from the first response on the crime scene to documenting crime scene evidence and preparing evidence for courtroom presentation. It includes topics not normally covered in other texts, such as forensic anthropology and pathology, arson and explosives, and the electronic crime scene. Numerous photographs and illustrations complement text material, and chapter-by-chapter fictional narrative also provides the reader with a qualitative dimension of the crime scene experience.
The text is further enhanced by the contributions of such recognized forensic scholars as William Bass and Arthur Bohannon.
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Students and beginning professionals in the criminal justice field.


Book information

  • Published: November 2010
  • ISBN: 978-1-4224-6331-4

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. First Response

3. Documenting the Crime Scene

4. Fingerprints and Palmprints

5. Trace and Impression Evidence

6. Body Fluid Evidence

7. Blood Spatter Evidence

8. Firearms and Toolmark Evidence

9. Arson and Explosives

10. The Electronic Crime Scene

11. Documentary Evidence

12. Motor Vehicles as Crime Scenes

13. Death Investigation

14. Forensic Anthropology, Odontology, and Entomology

15. Documenting the Actions of the CSI